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IndyCar Racing

Indianapolis 500

Date: May 24, 2015
Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Every Memorial Day weekend the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" fills the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with racing fans from all over the world. The Indy 500 dates back to 1911 as one of the oldest and most revered races in the world. Experiencing 500 miles at Indianapolis is an event you won't soon forget. QView


Components of the Indy Racing League

The IndyCar

  • All cars use the same chassis supplied by Dallara.
  • All teams pay the same price for the chassis - $390,000 each.
  • Made of a combination of carbon fiber and aluminum.
  • Latest update included partial enclosure of rear wheels.
  • Weight of car is based on the track style.
  • Oval courses - 1,530 lbs..
  • Road courses - 1,600 lbs..
  • Fuel tank holds 18.5 gallons and runs on E85 (100% ethanol).

The Race

Prepare to Qualify
  • 4 different qualifying types.
  • Oval - 2 lap times averaged together, lowest time takes pole position and others fall behind in order.
  • Indy 500 - 4 lap times averaged together, lowest time takes pole position and others fall behind in order.
  • Road Courses - random draws of 2 groups to compete in three knock out qualifying sessions of 20, 15, and 10 minutes where the slowest cars in each session are knocked out.
  • Iowa Speedway - Three 50 lap heat races. Positions for the heat races are determined by single-car, single-lap qualifications on the .875-mile circuit and a draw determines the qualifying order.
  • Heat 1:
    • Consists of even-numbered positions starting with position 8 from qualifying.
    • Results determine even-numbered positions in the starting field beginning with position 12.
    • The top 2 times take positions 8 & 10 in Heat 3.
  • Heat 2:
    • Consists of odd-numbered positions starting with position 7 from qualifying.
    • Results determine odd-numbered positions in the starting field beginning with position 11.
    • The top 2 times take positions 7 & 9 in Heat 3.
  • Heat 3:
    • Consists of positions 1 - 6 from qualifying and the top two times from heats 1 & 2.
    • Results determine pole position and the first 5 rows of the grid.
The Race
  • Each driver starts with an amount of fuel they determine and refueling is permitted during pit stops.
  • Race starts with a rolling start at the end of a warm-up lap.
  • The first driver to complete the designated number of laps is the winner.

The IndyCar Driver

  • Heart rate averages 140 bpm, the same experienced by a professional marathon runner.
  • Over 135 lbs. of force applied by driver during breaking.
  • Steering exerts 35 lbs. of twisting force 15+ times per lap for 90+ laps.
  • Experience up to 6 lateral G's during cornering.
  • Drivers must submit a stamina record to complete a 2 hour race.
  • Work out regimes are extreme and use custom built machines by TechnoGym designed to focus on main muscle groups used in the race.

Teams of the Indy Racing League

  • Each team may have a varying number of drivers.
  • Some drivers on teams with multiple drivers may only drive in the Indianapolis 500.
  • Drivers are from all around the world including countries such as Japan, Brazil, Great Britain, and the United States.
  • Currently there are a total of 15 IndyCar teams:
    • J. Foyt Enterprises
    • Andretti Autosport
    • Barracuda Racing
    • Chip Ganassi Racing
    • Dale Coyne Racing
    • Dragon Racing
    • Ed Carpenter Racing
    • KV Racing Technology
    • Lazier Partners Racing
    • Panther Racing
    • Panther Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
    • Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
    • Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
    • Schmidt Peterson Hamilton HP Motorsports
    • Team Penske

The Point System

  • The driver with the most points at the end of the season is crowned as champion.
  • Each race during the season follows the following point scale.
    • 1st = 50 points
    • 2nd = 40 points
    • 3rd = 35 points
    • 4th = 32 points
    • 5th = 30 points
    • 6th = 28 points
    • 7th = 26 points
    • 8th = 24 points
    • 9th = 22 points
    • 10th = 20 point
    • 11th - 24th = 19-6 points
    • 25th - 34th = 5 points
  • Additional points are awarded for the following:
    • Leading at least one lap = 1 point
    • Most laps led = 2 point
    • Pole position = 1 point (except at Indy and Iowa)
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